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Daniel Merritt, Jr., MD

Specialty: 
General Surgery
Physician Group: 
UT Health East Texas Physicians
Practices At: 

UT Health East Texas Physicians Tyler - General Surgery

700 Olympic Plaza, Ste. 510
Tyler, TX 75701
903-595-6680

UT Health Tyler

1000 S. Beckham Ave.
Tyler, TX 75701
903-597-0351

Daniel B. Merritt, Jr., MD, is a board-certified general surgeon at UT Health East Texas Physicians in Tyler who sees patients about 5 years old and older. He offers minimally invasive surgeries for a variety of diseases such as gallbladder, appendix, stomach, small bowel, colon and rectal, hernias, thyroid disease, skin cancers and more.

He became a general surgeon because he enjoys both the technical challenges of surgery as well as getting to know and building relationships with his patients. He believes that the relationship between the surgeon and patients is critical to a patent’s recovery.

“While I can’t undergo the surgery for the patient, my role is to prepare them for every step of the way from illness to full recovery, and guide them through those steps. So much of modern healthcare is unknown and sometimes very difficult for a first-time patient. It can be intimidating and frightening. My goal is to minimize these issues so my patients can get back to their normal lives.”

Board Certifications: 

American Board of Surgery, Board Certification

Education: 

Residency: General Surgery, Texas A&M Scott & White Hospital and Clinic, Temple

Doctor of Medicine: Texas A&M College of Medicine, College Station

Bachelor of Science: Biology, Southwestern University, Georgetown